The Twin Cities finest stretched their stomachs Tuesday afternoon — all in the name of charity. Officers from St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department took part in the third annual “Wiener Take All” hot dog eating contest.
The Minnesota Twins want you — yes, you — to eat a 2-foot-long hot dog covered in chili, onions, cheese and jalapenos.
It may not immediately come to mind as a major American holiday, but July 23 was National Hot Dog Day. July is also Hot Dog Month. To celebrate, teams of St. Paul and Minneapolis police officers faced off in an eating contest for charity.